Singer Sewing Unveils New Headquarters In La Vergne

Posted at 8:09 PM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 21:35:39-05
The company that manufactures Singer Sewing Machines unveiled its new headquarters in La Vergne, but some alteration specialists say sewing is a dying art.
"It's not something that a lot of people are trained in now a days we have very few colleges and trade schools that are teaching proper sewing," said Aaron McGill, Only One Taylor, Owner. 

The art of creating garments, is not something many are able to do, at least not anymore.

"We see a lot of people in that can't really sew a button on, and that's something 50, 60, 70 years ago everyone for the most part knew how to sew a button," said McGill.
But the company that makes the Singer Sewing machine is trying to make sure that doesn't happen.
SVP Worldwide is the largest sewing manufacturer in the world. The company celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in LaVergne  with a ribbon cutting, and the CEO of the company says its a move everyone is excited for.
"We're going from a kind of a dusty category, very low tech to a high performance high tech environment and this really embodies all of that for us," said Paul Block, SVP Worldwide, CEO. 
The company has been in La Vergne for the last 16 years, but its lease ran out this year. The company moved its headquarters just one mile away to maintain its presence in the Mid-State.